Youth and Community Development Worker


    Lincolnshire County Council

    Youth and Community Development Worker

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Future4Me team in Lincolnshire as a Youth & Community Development Worker, working with young people who may need support in making a positive transition to adulthood. The team have two permanent part time Youth and Community Development Worker posts, North Kesteven & South Kesteven area, and one in the Boston & South Holland area.

    Please note these are 18.5hours/week part-time vacancies and the salary will be pro rota for hours worked. Please specify on your application which post you are applying for.

    About the role:

    Youth and Community Development Workers work with young people who may be vulnerable and may require help and support to prevent their difficulties from escalating. The role assists in the delivery of interventions and programmes using recreational activities and resources to support the youth engagement process. You will work as part of a team to provide young people with trusted adult role models to support positive choices and decision making as part of our Community and Intervention offer.

    There is a need to be flexible within your working approach. The role will involve a range of duties including working regular evenings, days, and possible weekends. You’ll provide high quality provision via open access, group work, holiday activities, one to one and outreach opportunities including interventions supporting those at risk of antisocial behaviour and entering the criminal justice service, enhancing young people’s personal and social skills which result in identifiable positive outcomes and lasting change.

    This part time role will enable you to work one to one with young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system, supporting them to recognise and meet their needs in positive ways. You will have the opportunity to lead and plan youth clubs, holiday activities and other youth events which aim to engage, develop, challenge and celebrate young people – particularly 14 – 18 year olds.

    About You:

    Are you able to build relationships quickly and effectively with young people? could you engage and support young people 8-18, to move successfully through education into adulthood and working life through community provision and targeted interventions?

    You will be an enthusiastic, relatable and innovative youth worker who has experience engaging and supporting young people aged 8-18, with a proven track record of helping young people move successfully through education into adulthood and working life. Preferably, you will hold a JNC recognised youth work qualification.

    You will be a team player who is able to share ideas and be proactively involved in our planning, delivery and evaluation of youth provisions in North Kesteven & South Kesteven and Boston and South Holland. These include one-to-one, targeted interventions as well as open access youth clubs and school holiday activities.

    You will be adaptable and reflective; taking a strengths-based approach to supporting young people and be responsive to their needs. You will also have a strong awareness of current trends and ideas popular with young people.

    If you are a keen to see your career make a big difference to children & young people, and think you meet the requirements of the job description, we look forward to hearing from you!

    About us:

    You will be joining an Ofsted- rated ‘Outstanding’ service, which will offer you opportunities to enhance and further your learning. You will gain experience and exposure quickly as you work collaboratively with other LCC staff and wider agencies to deliver great outcomes for young people.

    We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same! We offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

    For an informal discussion about this role please contact Steve Stephens Senior Youth & Community Development Worker via

    Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

    All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

    On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

    We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

    Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Fluency Duty

    In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.